How to prepare your bike this spring

With spring around the corner, you may want to think about ensuring that your bike is in tip top condition for the final few months of training before the ride takes place. There are a number of essential but simple steps that will help prepare your bike for some serious mileage on the road – … Read More


Anne’s husband David Lewis was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012 and passed away in 2013 at home, with the support of Marie Curie nurses. David’s symptoms were initially misdiagnosed as an enlarged prostate in 2011 and he had to wait nearly a year for the correct diagnosis in October 2012 – but he died … Read More

Athletes’ Angels Return for 2017

Athletes’ Angels Return to Etape Caledonia with their fantastic Therapy Clinic Athletes’ Angels will be available during event registration on Saturday 20th May and on event day, Sunday 21st May, to provide physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments to riders taking part in this years challenging event. • Pre-event massage promotes blood flow, flexibility aand encourages … Read More

Etape Caledonia 2016: A High Speed Romp Through the Highlands

James Smith, of our Official Apparel Sponsor, Primal Europe, took part in The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia last year, and shared his experience with us. When I was asked to blog for this event, The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia was an event that I was already aware of: the sportive in Scotland, right? Well, thankfully … Read More

Brand New for 2017 – Etape Talks

The team at The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia are dedicated to bringing you more than just a beautiful cycle ride, but also a range of exclusive activities across the weekend. As a participant at The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia, not only will you enjoy riding a stunning 81 miles of closed roads, but you’ll also … Read More

Graeme Forbes

My mum Emma had a variant of squamous cell carcinoma. She originally had maxilofacial surgery in the late 80’s and was in remission until 1998 when she had a stroke linked to a recurrence of tumours in her jaw and neck. She then underwent further surgery, but due to the previous loss of tissue and … Read More

Time For A Bike Upgrade?

  Then we’re here to help…our Official Bicycle Partner Boardman Bikes are showcasing a selection of their top bikes to keep on your radar in 2017. Having the right bike is crucial, and with so many elements to consider, including wheel width, speed, weight and comfort, choosing the right bike can prove tricky. Click on … Read More

Ronnie Kimmel

“I’m proud to have taken part and proud of what I achieved, especially the amount that I raised.” Well, Well, that’s my first Marie Curie Etape Caledonia experience over. And what an experience it was: good, hard and fabulous. But mostly fabulous. How cool is this? I received a personal good luck tweet from none … Read More

Tom Balmer

Trepidation, anxiety, excitement, tiredness… regret? All the feelings I got when waking up at 5am on Saturday, ready for our long drive to the rolling hills of bonny Scotland. We loaded up the van with our bikes, enough food and water to keep a small army going for several weeks and a mind full of … Read More